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  • omarmanomarman Posts: 1,764
    That Honda reminds me of interesting things from 1978.

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 10,675
    What is that safety car?

    2017 Cadillac ATS Performance Premium 3.6, 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass S Holiday Coupe

  • omarmanomarman Posts: 1,764
    Jarring sight of the '68 Cougar and Toyota Corona staged in front of a 70MPH speed limit changed to oil crisis "55" signage. Got my first ride in a new Cougar in 1967 and loved it. By 1974 I got my first ride in a Corona which surprised me by being a likable little compact. But I was still sure back then that German imports would dominate the Honda and Toyota efforts. :)
  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 6,753
    edited June 18
    FWIW, I saw nothing in the museum discussing Ford's anti-Semitism, but there is this on their website:
    https://www.thehenryford.org/collections-and-research/digital-resources/popular-topics/henry-ford-and-anti-semitism-a-complex-story

    Side note, I really detest it when institutions try to paper over unsavory parts of their past - I saw the same issues at the Hoover Dam tour (which glossed over the many workers who died) and visiting Bletchley Park (which pretty much ignored Alan Turing's suicide, which was almost certainly caused by his persecution and criminal conviction due to his sexual orientation).
  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 6,753
    omarman said:

    Jarring sight of the '68 Cougar and Toyota Corona staged in front of a 70MPH speed limit changed to oil crisis "55" signage. Got my first ride in a new Cougar in 1967 and loved it.

    My dad's first car was a burgundy 1968 Cougar, so I immediately sent him that picture!
  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 10,675
    The challenges automakers faced with the advent of govt safety regulations in the late ‘60s/early ‘70s were really very significant. I found this film recently which was quite interesting and featured some familiar names from Ford Design in the early ‘70s, like Gene Bordinat and Homer LaGassey. Some of the design and engineering challenges they describe are fascinating.

    Change by Design

    The reporter is Dave Diles, who I remember as the host of the Prudential College Football Scoreboard Show on ABC during late Saturday fall afternoons in the early-mid 1970s.

    2017 Cadillac ATS Performance Premium 3.6, 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass S Holiday Coupe

  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 6,753
    edited June 18
    Also, the G37 has again been wonderful on this trip. The tires and suspension adequately handle the beat-up Michigan pavement, the transmission is quick to respond (even though I've not kept it in sport mode, as @nyccarguy does). It's much quicker to kick down for passing than the Mustang was. Engine braking on downhill stretches is very good. The steering doesn't require many corrections. The seat is very comfortable. I appreciate having a grab handle on the driver's side on longer drives, as it's handy for stretching.
  • sdasda Indian Land, SCPosts: 2,809
    edited June 18
    Our neighbors had a 69 Corona, same color, just like the one in picture #4. It was a Toyoglide with ac, a real hot rod.

    2016 Audi Q5 Premium Plus w/tech, 2013 Honda Accord EX, 2006 Acura TL w/nav

  • suydamsuydam Posts: 4,092
    corvette said:

    FWIW, I saw nothing in the museum discussing Ford's anti-Semitism, but there is this on their website:
    https://www.thehenryford.org/collections-and-research/digital-resources/popular-topics/henry-ford-and-anti-semitism-a-complex-story

    Side note, I really detest it when institutions try to paper over unsavory parts of their past - I saw the same issues at the Hoover Dam tour (which glossed over the many workers who died) and visiting Bletchley Park (which pretty much ignored Alan Turing's suicide, which was almost certainly caused by his persecution and criminal conviction due to his sexual orientation).

    The museum and Dearborn mayor have tried to omit Ford’s antisemitism, but the Ford family have always been pretty upfront about it. “Mr. Ford’s descendants have consistently supported Jewish charities and cultural organizations; a recommended reading list of more than a dozen books and articles; and a one-page essay entitled “Why Write About Henry Ford’s Hateful Side?”
    See https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/02/us/henry-ford-jews.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share
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  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,312
    corvette said:
    Also, the G37 has again been wonderful on this trip. The tires and suspension adequately handle the beat-up Michigan pavement, the transmission is quick to respond (even though I've not kept it in sport mode, as @nyccarguy does). It's much quicker to kick down for passing than the Mustang was. Engine braking on downhill stretches is very good. The steering doesn't require many corrections. The seat is very comfortable. I appreciate having a grab handle on the driver's side on longer drives, as it's handy for stretching.
    I’m glad you are as happy with yours as I am with mine.  It makes an excellent commuter for me.  It’s a good set of tires and a few suspension modifications always from
    being awesome!  

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2015 Infiniti Q40 AWD, 2017 Honda Pilot Touring AWD

  • sdasda Indian Land, SCPosts: 2,809
    Everyone that I’ve known to have the G series love them. The only complaint I’ve heard is gas mileage and the need for premium fuel.

    2016 Audi Q5 Premium Plus w/tech, 2013 Honda Accord EX, 2006 Acura TL w/nav

  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 10,915
    I found another 4-year old S4 with lower miles in red. It's listed significantly cheaper than Carmax, but is in the East Bay Area of CA. Now I know why Carmax's model works so well!!!! For little money, you can take little risk ($300 to ship to SD).

    Are there people for hire that'll go look at a car for a few bucks? You really have to do an "Italian" tune up and hoon the Audi to make sure it works right.

    There's a blue S4 in Henderson, but more miles on that one.
    '16 Audi TTS quattro 2.0T, '15 Audi A4 quattro 2.0T, '16 Kia Optima LX 1.6T
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 32,953
    Mr. Shiftright is in that area and does inspections. Really for classic cars, but if it isn't something he would handle, he certainly can recommend someone.

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 6,753
    nyccarguy said:


    I’m glad you are as happy with yours as I am with mine.  It makes an excellent commuter for me.  It’s a good set of tires and a few suspension modifications always from
    being awesome!  

    I'm not planning on any suspension mods, but the plus-zero Cooper tires I bought have been excellent. If I still have it when they wear out, I may go back to the factory size. I think the old Yokohama tires had been exposed to the Atlanta heat too many times and became hardened as a result. Which tires are you running now? Are your wheels the factory 17"?
  • kyfdxkyfdx Everywhere, USAPosts: 126,124
    SuperBird and Civic! 👍

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  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,312
    andres3 said:
    I found another 4-year old S4 with lower miles in red. It's listed significantly cheaper than Carmax, but is in the East Bay Area of CA. Now I know why Carmax's model works so well!!!! For little money, you can take little risk ($300 to ship to SD). Are there people for hire that'll go look at a car for a few bucks? You really have to do an "Italian" tune up and hoon the Audi to make sure it works right. There's a blue S4 in Henderson, but more miles on that one.
    It seems like you are getting rid of your TTS which you love due to the escalating insurance rates.  Up until about 5 years ago, I was always given 1 quote for insuring the Prelude then was always asked:  “Wait.  Do you have?” And I would reply:  “Yes.  It is a Type SH.”  Which for the longest time had a higher rate.  Nobody likes to give insurance companies their hard earned money.  Just pay to play.  I’m guessing you can afford it.  If you don’t pay your insurance company the extra $800 per year (which i will admit is A LOT), then you are going to spend it on some random repair on this used S4 you seek out.  Of if you really want to ditch the TTS for another S4, then lease a new one that suits your specs.

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2015 Infiniti Q40 AWD, 2017 Honda Pilot Touring AWD

  • au1994au1994 GAPosts: 1,619
    edited June 18
    Is that the Chicago blizzard? I have vague memories of that. We were living in Arkansas at the time and still got some snow. We burned through all of our snow days and had to go a couple of Saturdays to make up. Talk about some unhappy kids; and teachers for that matter.

    I do remember my dad putting cinder blocks in the trunk of his car when it snowed. Not sure if it helped. RWD and V-8, not the best combo for snow!

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  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 9,202
    edited June 18
    corvette said:

    Can you tell I just ignore the notifications?


    Heh... yea, I clear my notifications once in a while, just because. All you do is click on that red number, choose All Notifications, which takes you to your profile. Just come back to the forum and the number is cleared. But you got a big number, impressive! :)

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  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,312
    corvette said:

    nyccarguy said:


    I’m glad you are as happy with yours as I am with mine.  It makes an excellent commuter for me.  It’s a good set of tires and a few suspension modifications always from
    being awesome!  

    I'm not planning on any suspension mods, but the plus-zero Cooper tires I bought have been excellent. If I still have it when they wear out, I may go back to the factory size. I think the old Yokohama tires had been exposed to the Atlanta heat too many times and became hardened as a result. Which tires are you running now? Are your wheels the factory 17"?
    I'm still running the factory 17s. The dealer that I bought from swapped out the original tires (after only 7,468 miles) with a set of Hankook Ventus S1 Noble2. They are still in good shape. They perform OK, but nothing to write home about.

    Pirelli PZero Nero GT's get good reviews as do BF Goodrich G-Force Comp-2 A/S.

    I find the car doesn't transition between lanes as well as I'd like, especially on choppy pavement. It does "axle hop" over expansion joints. I've read that an upgraded rear anti-roll car works wonders for keeping the car planted. The stock upgraded rear anti-roll bar from the "IPL" cars fit as well as from Stillen & Hotchkis.

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2015 Infiniti Q40 AWD, 2017 Honda Pilot Touring AWD

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,312
    andres3 said:

    I found another 4-year old S4 with lower miles in red. It's listed significantly cheaper than Carmax, but is in the East Bay Area of CA. Now I know why Carmax's model works so well!!!! For little money, you can take little risk ($300 to ship to SD).

    Are there people for hire that'll go look at a car for a few bucks? You really have to do an "Italian" tune up and hoon the Audi to make sure it works right.

    There's a blue S4 in Henderson, but more miles on that one.

    There is also an Audi Dealer who posts on Lease Hackr that's in Southern California. Maybe you can get in touch with him and he'll keep an eye out for anything incoming (new or off lease).

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2015 Infiniti Q40 AWD, 2017 Honda Pilot Touring AWD

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 25,963
    Lots of car watching by me here in Spain. Couple of cool volvos and BMWs we don’t get in the US, such as the new v40 and the 1-series hatch (looks much like the old clownshoe z3. By far, the best looking all around as a company has to be Peugeot. Love the sedans, hatches, wagons, and even small SUVs. We wound up with a lowly Opel van as our chariot for the stay. Its not awful. And the “i would totally export that home” award goes to the Lada Niva. Absolutely LOVED looking at this one at the gas station.

    Will have to post pics when I am back on wifi

    '18 BMW 330xi; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 47-car history and counting!

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,312
    qbrozen said:

    Lots of car watching by me here in Spain. Couple of cool volvos and BMWs we don’t get in the US, such as the new v40 and the 1-series hatch (looks much like the old clownshoe z3. By far, the best looking all around as a company has to be Peugeot. Love the sedans, hatches, wagons, and even small SUVs. We wound up with a lowly Opel van as our chariot for the stay. Its not awful. And the “i would totally export that home” award goes to the Lada Niva. Absolutely LOVED looking at this one at the gas station.

    Will have to post pics when I am back on wifi

    Thanks for checking in! I hope you are enjoying your trip!

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2015 Infiniti Q40 AWD, 2017 Honda Pilot Touring AWD

  • marcogallo1986marcogallo1986 Posts: 858
    @QB  glad you’re enjoying your vacation thanks for checking in 
  • marcogallo1986marcogallo1986 Posts: 858
     Well everything else posted about everybody !
  • marcogallo1986marcogallo1986 Posts: 858
    @  Corvette nice and warm you posted from your trip glad it’s going well. 
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,312
    qbrozen said:

    Lots of car watching by me here in Spain. Couple of cool volvos and BMWs we don’t get in the US, such as the new v40 and the 1-series hatch (looks much like the old clownshoe z3. By far, the best looking all around as a company has to be Peugeot. Love the sedans, hatches, wagons, and even small SUVs. We wound up with a lowly Opel van as our chariot for the stay. Its not awful. And the “i would totally export that home” award goes to the Lada Niva. Absolutely LOVED looking at this one at the gas station.

    Will have to post pics when I am back on wifi

    I'm also very excited to hear about your vacation because our kids are similar in age and I'm curious to see what's out there for them.

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2015 Infiniti Q40 AWD, 2017 Honda Pilot Touring AWD

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 32,953
    One of the best parts of my trip to Ireland. All the neat cars.

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 32,953
    Had to look up the niva. You can sorta buy one here (used). It was the basis for the Suzuki Vitara.

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 4,870
    The Golf's sitting at the VW store right now, $138 just to look at it and will be applied to any fix they do. A bit much but have to do something if I ever intend to sell it. Was looking at their used stuff and found a nice 2016 EOS and a 2015 EOS, the '15 model having the better audio system but the '16 a better color combo. Have always liked them and passed on a brown over beige beauty there a few years back, a big mistake!
    Brought it in around 9:30 and besides calling me to tell me they found my keys, nothing. Hopefully they'll find the issue and I'll get out of there for not much more than the $138. Besides upkeep and tires, first real money I've spent on it since new. A battery, air filter, new wiper blades, tires and oil changes are just things one must do to maintain any vehicle over time. The other issues I've had were all covered by warranty so this is the first I've spent out of the ordinary on it.
    But, next time, want something with a longer warranty.

    2015 Audi A3 (wife) / 2015 Golf TSI (me) / 2019 Chevrolet Cruze Premier RS (daughter #1) / 2008 Hyundai Accent GLS (daughter #2)

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